We are deeply saddened by the news that Caroline John has passed away.
Executive producer Nicholas Briggs says:
'I met Carry many years ago while filming. She was the Detective Inspector and I was her assistant. We had such a laugh working together, and when we came to record a Myth Makers interview a few weeks later, we just couldn't stop giggling. She was a lovely lady who was always so much fun to be with, and even though she could enjoy a saucy joke or two, there was also something of a delightful prudishness about her. When I think of her smile and her warmth now, it brightens my heart.'
Companion Chronicles producer David Richardson says: ‘Carry was the first assistant I ever saw in Doctor Who, and through meeting and working with her many times she remained a favourite over the years. She was an accomplished actor, and the most lovely, warm person you could ever hope to spend time with. Carry loved working on the Companion Chronicles and came in to record what would be her final contribution, The Last Post, on January 26.’
Our sincerest condolences go out to her husband Geoffrey Beevers, daughter Daisy and sons Ben and Tom.
The funeral was a celebration of her life, and we hope that Doctor Who fans will join in this celebration of Caroline John by sharing their memories and thoughts on the dedicated thread on the Big Finish forum.
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